Vegetarians... How do you do it?
April 18, 2009 4:41pm CST
I have recently been challenged into being a vegetarian for 30 days. I'm on day two now and I'm dying!I don't understand how you vegetarians do it.. I am gagging for big juicy steak covered in mexican chilli sauce, a tripple whooper burger king, a mouth watering flamming smoked chicken... aaaa.. seriously I dont think I'll make it past day three as i am sooo weak! I would like to know how you manage to go through a day without some meat... any pointers for me to complete this challenge will be appreciated! Thanks.
18 Apr 09
I'm a complete omnivore. to me, giving up meat for a month would be much like giving up eggs for a month or giving up garlic for a month. I could do it. no problem. there's so many wonderful foods out there. I don't categorise them into meat and vegetarian. pasta and a nice sauce is good, spaghetti bolognaise is good with meat or with meat substitutes, vegetable bake is good, cheesy potato bake is good, egg and bacon pie is good, macaroni cheese is good. there's a lot of good foods out there, with or without meat. just as there's good food with and without cheese.
18 Apr 09
well that's the point. there's good food with and without meat. if you just think of them as good meals rather than good veggie meals and good meat meals, then it's barely an issue to go without meat for a while. bacon is a lovely ingredient, so is chicken, so is cheese, so is courgette, so is pasta, so is potato. there are a lot of amazing meals out there, with and without meat.
19 Apr 09
I´m no veghetarian, but I guess I could do it for one month if I could have eggs and milk in my diet. Is that the case? Because eggs can save you with different kinds of omelettes. But thinking of it, even if eggs are forbidden, there are many sauces that can be made without meat of any kind. I´ll try a brainstorm: Mushrooms are a plus there. A white sauce (milk?) with mushrooms that have been fried first, pepper to the taste. Or (white sauce again) with minced artichoke hearts over some pasta. Lentils, garbanzo beans, regular beans, dry pea soups. Fried rice with all the veggies you have in your fridge, dided. Spinach sauce over pasta or rice. Ask your vegetarian friends for recipes. Nuts, dry fruits can bre added in different dishes. Take care and tell us how you did it.
19 Apr 09
Ive been a vegetarian for 5 years and the thought of eating meat never crosses my mind. Thinking of how the animals are treated just makes me feel sick, think about that try the PETA website. Also eating things like Quarn are so tasty and taste like meat, ive never been a fan of tofu though. Carbs fill you up so base your diet around them and you should be fine. The vegetarian diet is also healthy and slimming.
• Puerto Rico
18 Apr 09
This is very easy for someone who does not care for meat. Yes for someone who loves it like you it will be hard. Try to have the will power to do it. Don't think about the food you want so much, put it out of your mind. I like to eat alot of pasta dishes, rice and vegetables mixed together. If I never had meat again it would not really bother me. Just think it is cleansing your body. Meat that you eat stays in your system for up to 2 to 3 days depending on the kind of meat and the quantity. It's really not good for you especially in large quantities. If you want to live a long healthy life you need to stay away from the stuff. Good Luck!